A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq
'A Long Short War' is the one essential book for anyone who wants to understand the greatest global crisis of the past decade, one that bitterly divided public opinion across the United States - and the world. Watching events unfold in the U.S. and writing directly from Iraq, Christopher Hitchens reported on the current crisis while at the same time emphasizing the historical perspective - that this war began when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, only a few months after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Cutting through the spin and slogans shaping popular thought, he tackles the essential questions. What was the true nature of Saddam's regime? Was this really Bush's war for oil? Will our military action spark more terrorist attacks? In this polemical, incendiary account, Hitchens offers hindsight on the rights and wrongs of an epochal war.
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Read in 2003 or 2004.
I usually enjoy the author's writing. However, the book is choppy and made up of essays written about the invasion and published at different times. In the future I'll be cautious about books that are similarly written. Choose another book by Hitchens if you're interested in him.
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Rubbish. I tried to be open-minded but this was the impression I got after reading it. Hitchens justified this war on the ground it is both "retaliatory and preventive". It was neither. Saddam's ... Read full review
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